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Intent to Apply: 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Intent to Apply: 21st Century Community Learning Centers

TOGETHER! is excited to announce we are once again planning to apply for 21st Century Community Learning Center funding from Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Based on planning with NTPS and other partners, we are applying to provide after school, summer and family enrichment programming at Lydia Hawk Elementary School & Pleasant Glade Elementary School.

We are proud to partner with the following entities:

  • North Thurston Public Schools
  • Lydia Hawk and Pleasant Glade Elementary Schools
  • Thurston County Food Bank
  • Family Education & Support Services
  • RGI Inc
  • YWCA of Olympia
  • HDR Engineering
  • North Thurston Education Foundation
  • South Sound Reading Foundation
  • The Hawk Foundation
  • Gateway Rotary Club

With additional dedicated funding from:

  • Medicine Creek Interprises
  • Alaska USA Foundation
  • North Thurston Education Foundation
  • City of Lacey

We are so grateful for the support and feedback from the families and students who were surveyed to design the services. The following is a table of their input:

Parent survey results

 

Description

Both Schools

Lydia Hawk

Pleasant Glade

My Child…

Would attend after school

100%

100%

100%

 

Would attend summer school

51%

56%

43%

 

Needs Reading instructional support

74%

72%

79%

 

Needs Math instructional support

64%

64%

64%

 

Needs Writing/Spelling instructional support

64%

60%

71%

As a Parent/Guardian, I…

Can’t help child with homework

59%

92%

0%

 

I am interested in attending trainings on…

 

 

 

 

  • Helping my child with homework

49%

48%

50%

 

  • Computers

38%

44%

29%

 

  • Parenting skills

33%

36%

29%

 

  • Literacy

23%

32%

7%

Student Survey Results

 

Parents speak mostly Spanish at home

30%

53%

0%

 

Don’t have someone at home to help with homework

33%

47%

17%

 

Don’t read during the summer

63%

73%

50%

 

Don’t practice math skills during the summer

41%

53%

25%

 

Need bus transportation to attend program

56%

60%

50%

 

I am interested in learning about

 

 

 

 

  • Computers

74%

80%

67%

 

  • Literacy

81%

80%

83%

 

  • Robotics

37%

40%

33%

 

  • Science experiments

48%

60%

33%

 

Attached you will find the 21st Century Community Learning Center Proposal Abstract.

TOGETHER! and North Thurston Public Schools will find out if the grant is funded by July 8th, 2019.

If you have questions about our submission, please contact, Meagan Darrow, TOGETHER! Deputy Director.


Thank you TwinStar Foundation - Working together on a mission

Thank you TwinStar Foundation for your generous partnership with TOGETHER! to feed kiddos who are disconnected from services during school holiday breaks. 

Learn more or donate: 

Help ensure that at-risk kids have nutritious food for the Thanksgiving and Winter Holiday school breaks.

Donate to the TwinStar Community Foundation today. The Foundation will match all contributions totaling up to $2,500. Together! will make the connection with at-risk kids in our communities.

To contribute, stop by any TwinStar Credit Union branch or call us at 800.258.3115.